'My Hero Academia' Season 5: When and How to Watch Episodes Online

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The uber-popular anime My Hero Academia returns this weekend with its fifth season of super-powered heroics. After the fourth season saw the heroes and the heroes-in-training at U.A. High take down the Yakuza, the next season will follow the future heroes as they continue their training.

Season 5 of My Hero Academia is set to begin with the Joint Training Arc, where Class 1-A will be pit against Class 1-B in a series of team battles. Viewers will remember many of the students of Class 1-B and the return of a fan-favorite character, Hitoshi Shinso.

The fast-approaching season will also feature the 100th episode of the anime, so that's sure to be a noteworthy milestone installment.

If you want to know how and when you can watch the first episode of My Hero Academia Season 5, continue reading.

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Season 5 of 'My Hero Academia' premieres March 27. Funimation


My Hero Academia Season 5 can be watched very early on Saturday, March 27, on FunimationNow.

While Funimation hasn't confirmed the timing of the first episode of Season 5, last season the simulcast premiered at 5:30 a.m. EDT in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Ireland. Australia and New Zealand can watch My Hero Academia via AnimeLab.

As for the English dub, Funimation confirms that the episode will drop after the Japanese broadcast, but more details are forthcoming. We'll update this section with exact timing when we learn more.

To watch all of these episodes online, you can sign up for FunimationNow, which currently offers a free trial. You'll need to register a form of payment but the first 14 days will be free, just in time for the Season 5 premiere.

FunimationNOW is available on iOS and Android devices, as well as in the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation Store and Microsoft Store, if you want to watch it on your home consoles.


If Crunchyroll is more your speed, the anime streaming service will also have the fifth season premiere of My Hero Academia on March 27. Crunchyroll has not confirmed the timing of when the episodes will appear on its service, but they usually post an hour after they premiere in Japan, around 5:30 a.m. EDT.

My Hero Academia Season 5 will appear on Crunchyroll in the following countries: the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Central America, South America, the Caribbean. If fans in Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands want to watch, they'll have to become Premium Members.

Crunchyroll does run ads if you choose to watch the non-premium version, but the platform is offering a 14-day free trial of its premium service. Like with Funimation, you must sign up for an account and give a form of payment.

Anime fans can watch My Hero Academia on Crunchyroll on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as on iOS and Android devices.

Are you excited for the next season of My Hero Academia? Which character is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section.